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#078 German Branch Sword
This is a wonderful replica of a famous 15th century riding sword from Germany. The term "riding sword" designates a sword that was worn as a personal sidearm on a daily basis.

The design of twisted branches, called the gothic bough style, was a popular motif for swords in the north central regions of Europe. The grip is hand-carved hardwood with a gloss finish. The mid-grip filet has a roped detail and a lower bezel binds the grip. The furniture is then gold-plated to match the gold finish on the original. A sharply tapering, stiff blade ideal for the thrust gives this sword a solid feel in the hand. This is an excellent example of the light and quick style of longsword so many knights chose for their personal weapon.

This sword is an upgraded version of the sword that we have offered in the past. The furniture has been resized and completely redone. The blade is longer and wider with an adjusted shape and distal taper. The published measurements on this sword differ across various sources. Our original replica was done to the measurements that were later found to be incorrect. This item now replicates the dimensions of the original sword.

Original: Original: 1450-1475, German, Royal Armouries, Leeds (currently on display at The Frazer Museum, KY)

Overall Length: 43.19"; Blade Length: 34.87"; Blade Width: 1.62"; Quillon Width: 8.5"; Grip Length: 6"; Balance Point: 5.5"; Weight: 2.7 lbs

#078 $1100 Bronze hilt furniture + $53 shipping and handling

#078G $1500 Gold Plated hilt furniture + $53 shipping and handling

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#116 Sword Scabbard
A heavy leather scabbard with a single seam up the back side available in black or brown. [ View Details ]

$175 + $18 shipping and handling (free s/h if ordered with sword)

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